State Codes

South Dakota Pool Code

Code: ANSI/APSP Standards
Effective Date:August 1, 2013
Governing Body:South Dakota Department of Health
Notes: South Dakota requires pool owners post pool rules and instructions in a conspicuous place. Most commercial swimming pool rules signs will comply with the South Dakota rules as long as they incorporate all common safety and health regulations required for swimming pools.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For South Dakota

Rescue PoleYes12' RequiredShop
Sechi DiskYes Shop
Shepherds CrookYes Shop
Ring BuoysYes18" Life Ring Buoy Required. (One unit of lifesaving equipment is required for every 2000 square feet).Shop
Throw LineYes1/4" diameter, 1.5x pool width up to 50 feet maximum. Shop
Depth MarkersYes Vertical Wall and Deck at points of change in bottom slope, and spaced at not more than 25-foot (7.6-m) intervals measured peripherally. Markings on both sides of pool and both ends. Numerals and units; i.e., FEET OR FT INCHES OR IN  METERS, all in 4 inch lettering. WADING POOLS:  Maximum Depth Marker required. Shop
Rope & Float LineYesSafety rope and floats with float keepers between shallow and deep ends. Safety rope anchors should be recessed. Shop
GlovesYes Shop
CPR MaskYes Shop
SpineboardYes Shop
First Aid KitYes Shop

Lifeguard/No Lifeguard

Rules - Pool

Rules - Spa

Rules - Other


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Compliance with these recommendations does not guarantee that you will be in conformance with any building code, health code, or federal, state or local regulations regarding safety or pool regulation compliance. Compliance does not ensure the absolute safety of you, your operations or place of business. Aquatic Technology, Inc ( is not a law firm and does not and will not perform services performed by an attorney.